Computer Music 138 – The CM Guide to Cubase 5

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• Meldaproduction MDrummer2 CM

A special edition of the amazing virtual drummer VST plug-in for PC, packed with pro-quality kits and beats!

• 2057 samples

Create bin-busting productions with this massive collection of hip-hop sounds, including drums, bass, vocals, lead lines and more!

• Producer Masterclass tutorial and video: Deekline & Wizard

CM's daring cameraman enters the studio of legendary production duo to find out how they nailed the polished underground dance sound of their track

Keep It Pushing

. They even create a whole new version of the track, calling on vocal veteran Vic Bynoe to lay down fresh vocals.


• The CM Guide to Cubase 5

Master the new features of Steinberg's iconic powerhouse DAW with our massive guide! Learn how to create rhythms with Beat Designer; slice audio loops into Groove Agent One kits; use VariAudio to correct a sub-par performance; get a handle on VST Expression and make your own Expression Maps; go crazy with LoopMash, and more!

• Hip-Hop Masterclass

Learn everything you need to know about modern hip-hop production and mixing! Our huge guide takes you through the creation of a complete track, from fundamentals like thumping beats and bumping basslines, on through to slick synths and vocals, before getting stuck in to the arrangement and that all-important final mixdown.

• Fischerspooner interviewed

The CM-reading duo discuss their varied work habits, from their 'plastic plan' phase to the more organic sounds of their new album,



Ableton Live 8 & Akai APC40 hands-on!

We get our grubby hands on the Live 8 beta and the very first pre-production model of the Akai APC40 Live controller to bring you our early impressions. Read about all the great new features right here!

• Reviewed!

Native Instruments


• Renoise Software

Renoise 2.0

• iZotope

Ozone 4

• PSP Audioware


• D16 Group


Universal Audio

Moog Multimode Filter

• Universal Audio

Harrison 32C

• FabFilter

Twin 2

…and more


• Massive Sound Design: Give your tracks extra girth!

• Single Minded: How to get your name out there without breaking the bank

• Guitar Lab: We kick off a four-part amp sim masterclass with Line 6's Pod Farm

• Synth Essentials: Scot Solida recreates space-age sound effects with self-oscillating filters

• Off The Dial: Create elastic, plastic, fantastic music with rachMiel's how-to

• The Easy Guide: Delve into the details of rhythmic divisions

• The Burning Question: How viable is online collaboration

• And much more!

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